Zakir is currently the Project Director at the Belonging Project. The Belonging Project aims to explore what it takes to belong in Vancouver by presenting the stories, struggles, and strategies of six first and second generation immigrants to Vancouver through its video series, social media campaign, and final art show.
He has volunteered with the Vancouver Folk Music Festival, the Britannia Community Center Planning and Development Committee, and Our Community Our Plan (A citizen focused neighbourhood planning group.) He has previously worked as an intern at the Vancouver Observer. He has been a voice on CBC Radio's On the Coast with Stephen Quinn and well as The Early Edition with Rick Cluff.
Having watched the city grow and change with him, Zakir is deeply interested in the changing geographies of Vancouver, and how climate change, ideological change, and the economy continue to shape the environment which he calls his home.